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Yanus, Alixandra B.

Works: 5 works in 24 publications in 1 language and 250 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Alixandra B Yanus
American government : roots and reform by Karen O'Connor( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understand American politics from past to present. American Government: Roots and Reform is guided by the belief that students must first understand the origins of American government in order to understand the issues facing the United States today. This bestselling text offers the strongest coverage of history and current events to study present political structures and behaviors in full constitutional and historical context. American Government: Roots and Reform not only helps students learn how our government evolved and how they can become more informed citizens but it also encourages them to discover that politics can be -- and most often is -- a good thing. MyPoliSciLab is an integral part of the O'Connor program. Key learning applications include MyPoliSciLab Video Series, Explorer and Simulations. - Publisher
Essentials of American government : roots and reform by Karen O'Connor( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American government by Karen O'Connor( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Increasing Women's Political Participation: The Role of Women-Friendly Districts( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Women have historically participated in political activities such as speaking at public meetings and contributing to candidates at lower rates than men. One explanation for this phenomenon is women's underrepresentation in political institutions, which compromises their sense of political efficacy. In support of this explanation, as the number of women in government has increased, gender gaps in participation have narrowed in most industrialised democracies. However, the United States lags behind much of the western world in terms of both women's representation and political participation. We, thus, examine whether contextual factors, in this case so-called 'women-friendly districts', improve American women's political participation [Palmer, Barbara and Dennis Simon. 2008. Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women and Congressional Elections . 2nd ed. New York: Routledge]. We find that in women-friendly districts, American women's political participation is statistically indistinguishable from men's participation. However, outside of these districts, women generally demonstrate lower levels of political activity than men. Counterintuitively, however, these gains are not the result of increasing female participation, but rather decreasing male engagement
Mind the gap : political science education in community colleges by Alixandra B Yanus( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community colleges occupy a growing role in the American education system. Their unique cross-section of students poses a challenge for teachers of political science. This paper uses information from a survey completed by over 2,000 students at 20 colleges and universities across the United States to shed light on some of the most significant differences between students at two- and four-year institutions. Most notably, students at two-year institutions are less interested in politics and political office than their counterparts at four-year institutions. This paper offers suggestions for narrowing this gap in the political science classroom
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American government : roots and reform
Essentials of American government : roots and reform
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